1843 - 1845 Pink Phillips's "Lily" Album Quilt
- This album quilt from the mid-19th century is constructed of 49 blocks; the majority of them are signed in ink or cross-stitch. On some of the blocks Maryland towns of Westminster, Emmitsburg, and Taney Town are named and ten blocks state dates of 1843, 1844 or 1845. According to donation information the quilt belonged to Pink Phillips, mother of the donor, Marion Taylor. Pink may have been a family name.
- The “Lily” motif, popular in the 19th century, is also known as “Peony,” “Cactus Flower,” or “Tulip” pattern. The red and green roller-printed cottons used for the motif are also typical of the period. The blocks are framed by a green and white saw-tooth border.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of Miss Marion Taylor
- Physical Description
- fabric, cotton (overall material)
- thread, cotton (overall material)
- filling, cotton (overall material)
- overall: 104 in x 102 in; 264 cm x 259 cm
- Object Name